Grove City consistently strives to add to, improve and maintain parks and recreation facilities throughout the city. Current projects include the reconstruction of the parking lot of the Kingston Center and the restoration of Marsh Run in Gantz Park. Recently completed projects include the renovation of the Evans Center and the addition of amenities to Windsor Park.

Marsh Run Restoration in Gantz Park

Excuse our mess! Grove City is restoring Marsh Run in Gantz Park from the main parking lot east to Gantz Road.

Over time, the creek has been straightened, experienced entrenchment leading to erosion, polluted with runoff from the road and overrun with invasive plant and tree species such as honeysuckle.

This project, financed by a grant from the CleanOhio Conservation Fund, will return Marsh Run to a more natural condition. This includes clearing trees and replanting with hardy native species of trees and shrubs, as well as stabilizing the creek by raising the channel bed, regrading and reinforcing eroded banks, and rerouting the water flow further from Home Road.

While it might seem like there are long pauses in work, the project timeline is planned to minimize disruption to wildlife and maximize the establishment of new trees and shrubs. Trees will be felled in March, vegetation cleared in April and work on the stream bed starts in May and continues through the summer. New trees and shrubs will be planted in late fall to enhance healthy root development.

We appreciate your patience and know you share our excitement about making Grove City’s first park a premier destination for experiencing nature.

Home Road Construction | Access to Gantz Park Map

Home Road Construction/Gantz Park Access
Access to Gantz Park will be maintained during the Marsh Run Restoration and the Home Road Improvement projects per the above map. Find road construction information on the Road Closures and Construction Updates page.

Marsh Run Project Area

Project Timeline

  • Phase I (March): tree felling
  • Phase II (April): vegetation removal
  • Phase III (May-summer): streambed reconstruction
  • Phase IV (November): planting of native species of trees and shrubs

Phase I

Phase II

Phase III

Henceroth Park Exercise and Play Structures

The outdoor fitness equipment at Henceroth Park is being replaced with new equipment this fall.

A multi-use fitness station is being installed with the following features:

  • Step-up platforms (12”, 18” and 24”)
  • Variable pull up station
  • Variable push up station
  • Variable press
  • Variable monkey bars
  • Swedish ladder
  • Decline sit up bench
  • Knee-lift dip station

The equipment will have shade structures, a training sign with a QR code for viewing instructional videos and safety surfacing consisting of shredded rubber mulch. Download trainer-designed workout programs for all fitness levels using the equipment from www.gametime.com.

The slide and play equipment is being evaluated for upgrades in the near future.

Henceroth Park Exercise Structure Illustration

Evans Center Renovation

Over the past year, the Evans Center has undergone a variety of facility upgrades including a new welcome area, bathrooms with improved accessibility, new counters and cabinets, and much more. The Evans Center is open to the public.

Kingston Center Parking Lot

The parking lot behind the Kingston Center, 3226 Kingston Ave., was repaved and reconfigured to improve traffic flow and prevent flooding.

Visitors parking is to the rear and the east side of the building. Traffic flow is west to east closest to the building and then either continue around the east side of the building to east exit onto Kingston Avenue or turn left to follow the back aisle back to the entrance/exit to the west of the building. Traffic in the lot east of the building is one way.

Please be aware of participants, including toddlers, entering and exiting the building.

The Parks and Recreation drop box and the flag collection bin are now located approximately half way down the rear of the building under the awning.

Diagram of alternative parking for Kingston Center

Windsor Park

Pickleball shade & bleachers

Pickleball Courts

Bleachers and shade structures were added to the Pickleball Court area at Windsor Park in June 2021.

Tennis Courts

The lights for the tennis courts were replaced with new LED versions in spring-summer 2021.